Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Undertow: A B.C. Blues Crime Novel by R.M. Greenaway

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1043 KB
  • Print Length: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn (March 25 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01F8UDJD6

Book Description

 A heartbreaking set of murders bring detectives Leith and Dion together in the Lower Mainland, where violence flows like a riptide.

Last summer the inlet waters washed an unnamed woman’s body onto the rocks of North Vancouver’s Neptune shipyards. When RCMP Constable Cal Dion returns home after a year’s absence, he finds the case still open and grown cold.

While Dion works to fit back in and put closure to the Jane Doe drowning case, newly relocated Constable Dave Leith is learning to cope with his first big-city posting. But they have bigger concerns: Why would anyone beat up a young electrician, then track down his wife and baby girl to finish them off? It is a motiveless and haunting killing that leaves behind one small witness and a handful of cryptic clues. And who battered and asphyxiated a wealthy nightclub owner in his own garage? A case of home invasion, by the looks of it. But Leith has a less abstract set of suspects to deal with: the victim’s business partner and his strange little clan.

The North Vancouver General Investigations Section is put to the test, with two files to solve, one tragic cold case, and Dion seemingly lost at sea.

About the Author

 RM GREENAWAY has worked in nightclubs, darkrooms, and courthouses. She writes the B.C. BLUES crime series, featuring RCMP detectives Leith and Dion. Her first novel COLD GIRL, winner of the 2014 Arthur Ellis Unhanged award, will be released 26 March 2016.

My Review

 Undertow: A B.C. Blues Crime Novel is the second book in the series by R.M. Greenaway. Undertow is the first book of Greenaway's that I have read.

The setting is what first got my attention. It is set near to my BC home and I am very familiar with all the locations utilized by the author. A great job was done representing the BC settings.

Greenaway has created some great characters in this series. The RCMP officers, Bosko, Leith and Dion, are all very interesting. I also found the characters that are unique to this novel to be interesting and believable.

I really enjoyed reading Undertow. I found that I had a hard time putting it down. I do recommend Undertow and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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